Seven to Receive ‘Sweet’ Awards at 2014 IBCA Clinic

Virgil Sweet BBall Coach 6Five decorated sports journalists, one youth sports organizer and one longtime sports advocate will be recognized with Virgil Sweet Awards at the 2014 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic later this month.

Virgil Sweet Awards are presented to those who have provided meritorious service in the promotion of basketball across Indiana. The award is named in honor of Sweet, the former Valparaiso High School basketball coach and former longtime executive director of the IBCA.

This year's recipients are youth sports organizer Charlie Hughes of Anderson, businessman and sports advocate Danny Danielson of New Castle and five successful sports journalists -- writer Andy Graham of the Bloomington Herald-Times, writer Steve Hanlon of The Times of Northwest Indiana, broadcaster Johnny McCrory of radio station WSVX in Shelbyville and broadcasters Chuck Freeby and Bob Nagle of WHME-TV of South Bend.

Each will be honored during a program on April 25 at Lawrence North High School. Hanlon, Freeby and Nagle are winners from District 1. Hughes and Danielson are recipients from District 2. Graham and McCrory are honorees from District 3.